Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300, the first Android OS smartphone based on the new Dialog platform win, already shipping
Kirchheim/Teck, Germany, 9 May 2012 Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated innovative power management, audio and short range wireless technologies, has announced that Samsung has adopted the company’s power management and ultra low power audio technology for a second smartphone platform.
This new, global platform is part of the Samsung Galaxy series of smartphones that use Dialog ICs. The first phone to use the platform is the Galaxy Pocket S5300, which recently began to ship in volume. Additional smartphones from Samsung for global 3G markets from this Dialog platform win will be rolled out in the next months.
Dialog’s continued success at Samsung is largely attributed to it being the leading company capable of combining in a single package or monolithically integrating, highly complex system power management functionality that is fully configurable for multiple platforms, together with low power class D audio. This allows for significant power and board space savings, whilst delivering the highest quality audio for Samsung’s new smartphones.
The announcement extends Dialog’s relationship with Samsung via this second smartphone platform design win and follows recent Dialog news that it is shipping system level power management and low power audio ICs for Samsung’s TD-SCDMA based smartphones, which are distributed via China Mobile, the largest Chinese mobile phone operator. This second platform win is based on a different application processor than the earlier TD-SCDMA platform design win.
Jalal Bagherli, CEO of Dialog said: “We’ve continued to work closely with Samsung and ensured these new platform PMICs combine our most power efficient advanced technologies with best in class audio. This, our second smartphone platform success with Samsung, a global one, is a powerful endorsement of Dialog’s technology. We remain committed to furthering our relationship with Samsung as we engage on future Galaxy smartphone platforms together.”
According to data from analyst house IDC, vendors shipped 144.9 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2012 with Samsung being the number one vendor shipping over 42 million smartphones in that period, and holding a 29.1% market share.
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